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City of Chico limits recreational marijuana use

City of Chico limits recreational marijuana use

Nicole Henson
April 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community, News

Cities are limiting access to marijuana even though it legalized for recreational use in California. The extent of regulation is determined by city councils and can vary from city to city, and county to county. However, possession of marijuana on Chico State’s campus will still result in arrest. Propo...

Chico brings on March for Science

Chico brings on March for Science

Alejandra Fraga
April 21, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State will be hosting its first March for Science on April 22."The March is a grassroots effort to champion science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity, and advocate for its role in informing the policies that shape our present and future," according to the March for Science website.Th...

Students flock to Chico State for engineering conference

Students flock to Chico State for engineering conference

George Johnston
April 21, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Students from across the world came to Chico State Thursday, to participate in the American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Pacific Student Conference. During the Mid-Pacific Student Conference, students from over 14 universities like UC Berkley and Sacramento State, gather to test their engineering...

Choose Chico draws 1,500 prospective students

Choose Chico draws 1,500 prospective students

Daniel Wright
April 21, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

More than 1,000 admitted students, along with friends and family toured Chico State, April 8, at Choose Chico. Choose Chico is held annually in the spring, as an opportunity for students who have been admitted to tour the campus. Choose Chico has existed since 2009, according to Associate Director...

Student club raises awareness on sustainability practices

Student club raises awareness on sustainability practices

George Johnston
April 20, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News

With a giant a plastic chandelier honing inside a canopy as their set piece, Student Sustainability Practices hosted "Plastic by the Numbers."This event took place at Trinity Commons on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Plastic by the Numbers" had a main goal of showing students the impact of plastic b...

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Kayla Fitzgerald
April 19, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A former Chico State student and certified diving instructor, James Carlson, died April 13. "He was a certified instructor with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for more than 38 years and owned Valley Scuba in Chico, where he also taught private, semi-private, and group sessions...

Over 5,000 pedestrians killed in the U.S in 2016

Over 5,000 pedestrians killed in the U.S in 2016

Jafet Serrato
April 19, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News

Nearly 6,000 people died while walking to their destination last year, according to a recent analysis report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. That is an 11 percent increase compared to 2015, at 5,376 deaths. Out of those killed, 359 of them were from California, making it the state with the ...

Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Michael Fritz
April 19, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Business owners and community members from the Bidwell Park business district met with the Chico Police Department for a safety meeting Tuesday. The meeting was organized by Team Chico."The Chico police department values partnerships with our community. These community safety meetings are an important...

Faculty Living in Dorms

Yajaira Tejeda
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

For the upcoming school year, two Chico State faculty members will no longer have to fight for parking when coming to campus. Instead, they will be able to roll out of bed, eat breakfast at Sutter Dining and walk to class in minutes. Faculty-in-Residence is a program created to engage students and fac...

Despite prohibition, students blaze up in dorms

Despite prohibition, students blaze up in dorms

Karen Limones
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Residents living in campus dorms have devised techniques to smoke marijuana and avoid detection. Some methods include using household items as described by first year student Alexandra Constantinou. “I know residents use the method of rolling up a towel and putting it under the door, turning o...

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

George Johnston
April 18, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

First District Congressman Doug LaMalfa heard many boos and some cheers at the town hall in Oroville April 17. The Oroville State Theatre hosted a meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Residents from the 1st congressional district, especially those from Butte County, were in attendance for the event. Around...

Enjointment on a student budget

Enjointment on a student budget

Yajaira Tejeda
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Budgeting in college is something students eventually learn to do throughout their college years. Deciding what gets spent on food, bills, rent and other necessities. For some, leaving a bit of extra money for marijuana becomes another necessity to factor in. Roy Castellanos, a first-year art major...

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